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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Politics
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Nassau County is looking to divert tens of millions of gallons of treated sewage from the Bay Park treatment plant in East Rockaway to the ocean outfall pipe at the Cedar Creek plant on the … more
Led by Legislator Ellen Birnbaum, Nassau County Democratic lawmakers proposed a Gun Storage Safety Law on Tuesday, they said, to keep guns out of the hands of children and “others who shouldn’t have access to them.” more
At his sentencing hearing on May 12, Adam Skelos acknowledged what many in Rockville Centre have been saying since he and his father, Dean, were convicted of corruption in December: He ruined his … more
The school budgets for the Franklin Square, Elmont, and Sewanhaka school district all passed on Tuesday. Franklin Square also had a $10 million capital projects proposition on the ballot that passed … more
When you look at data on drunken driving over the past 30-plus years, it’s clear that we’re making real progress. Drunken driving-related deaths have been cut in half since 1980, down to just under 10,000 in 2014. But it’s equally clear that bringing that number down to zero will require a lot of hard work, creative thinking and new ideas. more
Former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, who was convicted of federal corruption charges in December, was sentenced to five years in prison on Thursday, May 12. He was also fined $500,000. more
The Sewanhaka Central High School District’s proposed $184.14 million budget is 2.98 percent, or $5.3 million, larger than the current spending plan. It will increase salaries by 3.7 percent, to … more
In the Franklin Square Elementary School District, the proposed budget-to-budget increase for 2016-17 is 1.42 percent, or just over $520,000, to $37.2 million, and the tax levy increase is 1.7 … more
Incumbent Leslyn Stewart is facing a challenge on the Elmont school board from Stewart Manor resident Michael Cantara. Stewart has been on the board for over a year and half, having been appointed … more
Lawrence Lessig, the Harvard Law professor who briefly campaigned for the presidency in 2015, spoke to more than 150 people at Nassau Community College on April 27, speaking publicly for the first time about his relationship with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and calling for action against what he said is the country’s foremost problem: money in politics. more
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